Canon Solutions America Invites Corporate In-plant Managers to take the Performance Challenge

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced the release of the Performance Challenge, a new web-based operational workflow assessment tool. Developed in collaboration with InfoTrends, a leading industry research and analyst firm, the Performance Challenge can help in-plant managers gain insight into how well their current operational processes are performing measured against industry benchmarks and best practices based upon research and analysis provided directly by InfoTrends.

The Performance Challenge addresses corporate in-plant/CRD operations in five key areas: Management Strategy; Awareness; Range of Products and Services; Competition and Insourcing; and Workflow Automation. Similar to the Productivity Challenge, a document workflow assessment tool launched by Canon Solutions America in August 2014 for enterprise organizations, the Performance Challenge also offers users two levels of participation. For in-plant managers that just want a high-level view of their operation's performance, the tool features the Basic Challenge. The Ultimate Challenge returns a more in-depth operational assessment in the final results output. The user receives a score for their performance in each respective category and then a combined total score which is predicated on a measurement against industry analytics and best practices that are validated by InfoTrends research.

"In-plants and central reprographic departments have to keep a close eye on their costs and expand the range of products and services in order to stay competitive," says Tracie Sokol, vice president of Marketing, Enterprise Services and Solutions, Canon Solutions America. "Taking the Performance Challenge will offer in-plant managers a better understanding of their current business environment, help identify their operation's strengths and weaknesses, and assist in formulating a plan for growth. The Ultimate Challenge will return a comprehensive, detailed evaluation, along with an estimated ROI if recommendations are followed."

You can take the Performance Challenge by visiting or via Canon Solutions America's newly redesigned website The Performance Challenge asks detailed information about your operation and how it performs certain tasks in the five key areas mentioned above. It is well supported with a knowledge library that includes comprehensive white papers on each of the areas covered and further supported via the Canon Solutions America In-Plant Business Tools program. The Performance Challenge enables you to put your organization's print center workflow to the test.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Combining the strengths of the former Canon Business Solutions, Inc. and Océ North America, Inc., Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise services, advanced production print technology and large format solutions supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes to improve their business by increasing efficiency, controlling costs and becoming more environmentally conscious. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A, Inc. Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY and has sales and service locations across the US. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit

About InfoTrends

InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, document solutions, production print, and digital media industries. They provide research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. InfoTrends is located in Weymouth, MA with offices in Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Additional information about InfoTrends is available on the web at

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